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Humane Society seeks to gift 180 pets to veterans on Giving Tuesday

Posted at 1:44 PM, Nov 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-23 04:34:32-05

The Humane Society of the Treasure Coast is on a mission to gift dozens of pets to local veterans this holiday season.

The organization is now collecting donations through Giving Tuesday on Nov. 27.

The goal of its #Cause4aCause Campaign is to raise $90,000 to gift 180 pets to local veterans.

"Veterans were chosen as the benefactors because Florida has the third largest veteran population in the nation with almost 1.8 million calling Florida home," said Corporate Gifts Officer Candace Callahan.

The focus is to show how pets support the wellbeing of veterans, especially during the holiday season.

"The Humane Society of the Treasure Coast wanted to join in the giving this year by using Giving Tuesday as a vehicle to raise the funds required for us to be able to give to those in need in our community as well," said Callahan.

For more information on donating, visit the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast's website, or contact Candace Callahan at (772) 600-3216 or